Godox P2400 and Profoto Pro-11 Pack: Super Flash System

Godox has announced a new flash system that the company says is the most powerful pack: P2400 making it battle with Profoto Pro-11.

Godox has been making pretty flashes and strobes for a long time. To compete with the Pro-11, Godox also produced the newest model. It has an incredible output at an affordable price known as the Godox P2400. While Profoto, with the highest reputation, means Profoto lights are significantly more expensive than similar lights from Godox, and Pixapro. This year, Profoto also released the Pro 11 with the crazy powerful.

Well, it is no doubt to say that the Pro-11 is a high-quality pack light system with flash headers. Yet, the Pro-11 is designed for studio use only. So, if you looking for flash devices to lug around easily, forget it. It is fair to say that the Godox P2400 is created for a niche. In reality, only a small group of photographers would need such a performance. Because Godox is targeting a new group of target customers. 

We here at EssentialPhoto are also able to offer a 24 Month UK Based Warranty Period for each of our Lighting units. It allows us to offer detailed and professional advice and support throughout this period. From here, you can generally figure out the key main strengths and weaknesses of these brands and also choose the appropriate flash.  



Godox P2400 and Profoto Pro-11

Most Powerful Power Pack 

Over the years, the high-power studio packs were more common for photographers using low-sensitivity film and medium format cameras. However, at that time, these high-power flashes missing modern technology. With power up to 2400Ws, the P2400 is a giant flash in the Godox innovation history which integrates technology, and craftsmanship. One more thing worth mentioning is the ability of independent power output for two heads. Therefore, you can choose the low ISO value and reduce the aperture to increase the depth of the field. Similar to the P2400, Pro-11 has also produced the same maximum power consumption at 2400Ws. It allows you easily to obtain perfect images. Moreover, thanks to the incredible power output, it greatly boosts your productivity to capture quality shots without breaking the flow.

Build Quality and Well-Designed Fash Head

The Pro-11 is made out of metal and rubber. It is likely possible to stop small-calibre gunfire with the chassis’ extraordinarily thick aluminium. In order to survive any professional use, Profoto claims that they have over-engineered their Pro-11. This pack is heavy because it weighs 29.8lb/13.2kg and has dimensions of 11.4x8.3x11.8” or 29/21/30cm. It is fairly small for a generator this powerful. For comparison, the P2400 is lighter and shorter than the Pro-11 with a weight of 11 kg and a dimension of 13 x 11.7 x 8". The display is clear and simple to read while sitting keeping the buttons and dials to a minimum. It has a durable control panel with three large especially useful when shooting in low-light conditions or at night.

In the term of the flash head. The Pro-11 give the photographers the opportunity to choose different compatible heads such as the classic ProHeads, ProRings, and special effect lights. It makes the P2400 a complete and professional lighting system. Besides, the H2400P flash head provided 60w and the R2400 ring flash head was created with a 40W LED modelling light to deliver impressive brightness. It allows you to receive a more accurate preview of how the light will affect your subject. 

Incredible Speed 

Thanks to Profoto’s innovative AirX technology, the  Pro-11 is the fastest flash in the world. You will receive an improved flash duration of up to 1/80.000s in addition to industry-defining speed and power. While the flash duration this unit rage to 1/1000 at maximum power. It can also fire off 50 flashes per second. You also get a flash with a cutting-edge user experience. The Profoto flagship flash creates by combining these features with unmatched consistency and volume firing capabilities. In this case, if you are working with a smartphone, mid-level DSLR, the Pro-11 can easily match their shutter speeds. 

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One particular advantage of the Pro-11 integrated AirX becomes obvious when shooting with it. The increasing level of comfort and control so you have access to the day significantly improves workflow. Additionally, you will receive real-time updates and upgrades via the Profoto applications ensuring your experience is constantly up to date. Speaking of the recycling time, the Pro-11 will recycle to full power in 0.7 seconds. That said, the Pro-11 is an excellent performance flash with no double to capture every moment and freeze motion such as sport, and dance photography. 

In comparison, the P2400 provided an exceptionally brief flash duration of up to 1/17800s. It enables photographers to capture every moment of dynamic action in razor-sharp, exceptional clarity. This feature also allows your P2400 to freeze mode. It ensures the capture of a special moment without waiting for the flash to fire. In freeze mode, the P2400 is fully charged and uses IBGT technology to cut out the power. For example, in the case of low powers, this means that the output is cut off right when it is most cool. However, this is likewise the situation in frozen mode. Additionally, the recycle time has been thoughtfully allowed for adjustment based on your various power supply conditions. From there, you can choose between quick or slow recycling. 

Generally, beyond being able to match the fastest camera shutter speed or freeze an action moment, both units provide the results images with the most audacious ideas. Both units also give you the ability to manipulate light and produce amazing things with it. That is fair to say that Pro-11 and P2400 create beautiful pictures and record the smallest detail in its most pure and clearest form. 

Colour Consistency 

There are three settings available on the P2400: freeze, normal and colour. As you know, these options will affect the flash length and colour uniformity. While the colour mode ensures colour constancy at the expense of short flash duration. The freezes mode shortens the flash duration at the expense of colour consistency. In other ways. stable colour temperature mode guarantees the highest level of colour constancy from flash to flash. Therefore, you are able to meet your exacting demands for colour accuracy and save your time or even your money in post-production. In the colour mode, Godox added some software that only partly charges the capacitor in order to get consistent colour temperature, also at lower power settings.

The fact that Godox P2400 didn't include HSS and TTL, in contrast with the Profoto Pro-11 does feature TTL. There is a technological limitation that TTL and HSS cannot be used in colour stable mode. But theoretically, it should be possible in freeze mode. The P2400 also has a power adjustment range of 10 stops. 

Modifiers With Unlimited Capabilities 

The P2400 offers a wide range of light shaping options with the Bowens mount in mind. Thanks to uniquely designed light shaping technology, the P2400 can also produce excellent and diversified lighting effects for meeting your creation. One more key advantage that is worth mentioning is that there are multiple triggering options. You can access an optical sensor, a pass-through wired connection, 2.4GHz, 433MHz and a connected connection with the newer X1, X2 and XPro triggers. However, in order to be more reliable, some photographers favour the 433MHz. In terms of the optical flash heads, you can choose the EC2400: H2400P Head Extension Cord 5M or EC2400L: H2400P Head Extension Cord 10M to meet your needs for a variety of scenarios. 

The Godox P2400 and Pro-11 have nearly identical specifications making the comparison straightforward. As estimated the Profoto Pro-11 is considerably more expensive than the P2400. While the only advantage of the Profoto over the P2400 is the built-in TTL support. And also, the 11-stop power adjustment range over Godox’s 10-stop. Godox P2400 has a little advantage at the flash durations in the freeze mode at t/0.5 while Protofot again has the advantage in colour consistent mode when you compare the t/0.1 durations. 

The Pro-11 is a part of Profoto's AirTTL system offering a variety of high-end lighting solutions and access to more than 120 light shaping tools. It gives you the authority to create your images from bend, manipulating shapes and even intense details of colour. Moreover, the Pro-11 comes with premium bags to transport everything quickly and efficiently to the shooting location. In terms of connectivity, the Pro-11 allows you to connect with any devices including smartphones to the AirX. For example, Profoto apps transform your smartphone updates for the Pro-11. It ensures connectivity with compatible Profoto devices from the past, present and future. 

Sum up 

In conclusion, it is exciting to see Godox further expanding its product lines in order to provide a solution for photographers who looking for commercial-grade performance. The P2400 is certainly a true alternative to the pack with a similar level of modern technology, based purely on its specifications. While to fairly say that Profoto Pro-11 is more durable. However, the Profoto product is typically three times as expensive as Godox P2400. Buying a P2400 is a significantly best investment and more reasonable to expect. 

EssentialPhoto and PiXAPRO are pleased to be a direct partner of Godox in the United Kingdom, with the largest collection of Godox stock available in the UK, so you can be confident with the support and assistance we provide. As we are representing Godox at The Photography Show 2022, this further shows our partnership and commitment to the Godox Brand, and we are always looking to expand this further.

Brand Profoto Godox
Model Pro 11 P2400
Price £12.312,50 £3,899.00 
Flash Head
Max Power 2400 Ws 2400 Ws
Power Control 11 Stops 10 Stops (1/1 - 1/512)
Flash Duration Normal Mode: t0.1: 1/400 s – 1/6,500s Freeze mode: t0.1 1/600 s (2,400 Ws) - 1/17,500 s (2.4 Ws) 1/17,800s (T0.1)
Recycle Time 0.02-0.7 s ~0.7s
Color Temperature Stability Normal mode: ±100 K over range. ±50 K
Freeze mode: ±1500 K over range. ±150 K
Accessory Mount Profoto fitting Bowens S-Type
Modeling Light
Type No data LED
Wattage No data 60W
Sync Type Sync, TTL, HSS and Remote Control Wireless, Sync Cable, Optical S1/S2
Built-In Wireless Receiver Yes Yes
Wireless Frequency Bands 2.4 GHz 2.4GHz / 433MHz
Wireless Channels / Groups 20 Channels, 6 Groups 32 channels 16 Groups
Interface USB 2.0 Type B No data
Display No data 3.5inch color screen
Fan Cooled Yes Yes
Dimensions 11.4 x 8.3 x 11.8" / 29 x 21 x 30 cm 13 x 11.7 x 8" / 330 x 297 x 202 mm
Net. Weight 13.2 kg 11 kg